| Posted On Sep 26, 2019 | By:

Atrius Health Testifies in Support of Nurse Practitioners

Dr. Holly Thomas, internist and Associate Chief Medical Officer, and Jennifer Derkarzarian, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, testified on behalf of Atrius Health before the Joint Committee on Public Health in support of legislation that would remove existing restrictions on nurse practitioners on prescriptive practices in the state. Atrius Health was among a number of organizations and legislators who testified in support of the bill HB1867/S1330“An Act to Support Access,

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| Posted On Sep 11, 2019 | By:

The Nutrition Facts Food Label Makeover

In 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated a redesign of the Nutrition Facts panel on packaged foods and beverages. The new design is meant to be easier to read and to provide more useful nutritional information that will help you make informed decisions about the foods you purchase and consume.

The Nutrition Facts label was last updated in 1993. Since that time, nutrition research has provided new information to health experts and identified new ways to help people develop and sustain healthier eating habits.

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| Posted On Sep 09, 2019 | By:

Living Life to the Fullest with Fibromyalgia

Many times patients come to me after suffering for years from unexplained pain, fatigue, and sleep problems. For those that I diagnose with fibromyalgia (FM), it can be a relief for them to finally know what’s causing their pain.

Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic, widespread, achy musculoskeletal pain that occurs throughout the body. FM impacts the central nervous system, which affects the way the brain processes messages.

It is the second most common rheumatic disorder after osteoarthritis affecting 2–8% or millions of Americans.

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| Posted On Sep 03, 2019 | By:

Preparing Your College Student for Healthcare Away from Home

Sending your kids off to college for the first time can stir up a myriad of concerns. Are their classes all set, do they have everything they need for their dorm, will they get along with their roommate, will they eat right, do they know how to do laundry? This year, my twin daughters are joining the group of incoming freshman, and I’m joining the group of emotional parents that are left behind.

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